DusitD2 siege is over in Nairobi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday (Wednesday Thai time) that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been “eliminated.”

According to the BBC, the gunmen who attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital killed at least 14 people.

The complex houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices.

Officials originally announced the end of the siege hours after it began, but gunfire and explosions were heard again early on Wednesday.

The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack.

In a TV address to the nation, Mr Kenyatta said 14 people had been killed but 700 others were safely evacuated from the complex.

However, the Kenyan Red Cross put the number of dead at 24.

A US citizen is among the dead, the US State Department said, and a British citizen was also feared killed.